A solid-state drive (SSD) is a media that uses flash modules so as to save info. The SSDs remain fairly new and more pricey compared to standard hard disk drives (HDD), but they're much faster, so they are frequently employed for Operating Systems and apps on both desktops and hosting servers. An SSD is recommended because it doesn't have spinning disks which restrict its speed and could cause overheating as it may happen with an HDD. A large number of companies use SSDs for caching purposes, so all site content which is accessed more often will be kept on this type of drives, while all the other content will be held on conventional HDDs. The main reason to use such a configuration is to balance the cost and performance of their web hosting platform and to lower the load on the HDDs caused by numerous reading and writing processes.

SSD with Data Caching in Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a website hosting account from us, you'll notice their fantastic performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we do not use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Together with the leading-edge ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your Internet sites tremendously. For load-balancing, we also use a number of SSDs for caching purposes only. All of the content which generates more traffic or causes a lot of reading/writing processes is copied on them instantly, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted on our end will improve. The abovementioned subsequently prolongs the life of the main drives and decreases the chance of a disk failure, that is a further warranty for the integrity of any content that you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you need speed and top-notch performance for your Internet sites, our semi-dedicated server accounts will be a very suitable solution as they are created on a cloud platform which employs SSDs for every part of the service - e-mail addresses, databases and files. This way, every single website that you host with us will load fast. Similar to other service providers, we also use SSDs for caching, but since all storage drives are solid-state ones, you'll be able to take advantage of the good performance at all times and regardless of the nature of your Internet sites. The caching drives are used for load-balancing and all of the frequently accessed content is copied on them, which both minimizes the load and guarantees the excellent performance of all websites which load directly from the primary drives. The lifespan of the latter is also increased since there'll be considerably less reading and writing processes on them.